Laughter IS Good Medicine
Research shows that laughter plays an important role in both
physical and mental health. Laughter releases endorphins, chemicals
in your body that produce an overall feel-good sensation. Families
that laugh together feel closer to each other and overcome
disagreements and frustrations faster. Use these ideas to have some
belly-rolling laughter and fun as a family.
- Act silly. Tell goofy stories about
make-believe characters. Let kids tell stories, too.
- Joke around. Kids love to tell jokes, so let
them share their latest after dinner or on trips to sports practice
or music rehearsals.
- Shake up the routine. Make usual routines
unusual, such as eating dessert first at dinner or watching TV
- Supply comic relief. Wake your kids for school
in a zany costume, or play a game after dinner that's sure to
result in laughter. For laughable game ideas, go to www.childrensministry.com/laugh.